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Entertainment in Manchester

Concerts, clubs, theatre, galleries and museums Ė Manchester has it all. If you want to take in entertainment Manchester-style, make sure you leave a little time in your own Games timetable.


Befitting its profile as one of Englandís most cosmopolitan cities, Manchester boasts the largest number of theatres in the UK after London. However, it is not just the quantity of venues that is so remarkable Ė it is as much the quality of productions offered. The Palace Theatre, Royal Exchange, Opera House and the Lowry Theatre are among Manchesterís more prestigious theatre venues and there are many more, all hosting top quality national and local dramatic productions. If time can be made during your visit to Manchester, a visit to one or more of the cityís theatres should make for a wonderful evening.

Within and around Manchesterís city centre, an exciting range of galleries and museums beg to be visited. View the work of Manchesterís most celebrated artist at the Lowry Centre or take in an exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry at canal-side Castlefield or wander through soccer memorabilia at Manchester Unitedís museum as you tour Old Trafford football ground.

The opportunity to listen to all types of music every night of the week is an effortless possibility at one of Manchesterís wide selection of venues. Whatever your taste, it is extremely likely that one or more of the cityís arenas and auditoriums will be offering a concert appealing to you.

If the movies are your thing, youíre well catered for in Manchester. Manchester has a variety of cinemas across the city showing the latest blockbusters as well films of a more cultural and specialist nature. The latest cinematic addition is at the Printworks, an exceptionally futuristic entertainment complex, where a world-class 3D IMAX cinema offers a different perspective for families, individuals, couples and groups looking for a great day or night out.

The Lowry Centre

For those wanting to stay out at night, Manchester is renowned for its club culture. Catering for night clubbers of all music preferences, the list of clubs offering the opportunity for the individual to dance until daylight goes on and on. The carnival atmosphere surrounding Manchester during Gamesí time will only enhance the experiences youíll enjoy around Manchesterís club scene.

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